NEW YORK, NY, August 13, 2014 – Kellen Company, a global leader in association services, conference planning, communications, regulatory issues and public affairs has been retained by the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) for full-service management. ASJA will be headquartered in Kellen Company’s New York City office where key staff members will join Kellen as employees, including ASJA executive director Alexandra Owens.
“We’re confident that Kellen’s association management expertise will benefit ASJA members, leadership and staff,” said Randy Dotinga, president of ASJA. “By partnering with Kellen, ASJA will have access to more resources and a broader knowledge base. It’s an exciting move for our organization.”
Founded in 1948, ASJA is the nation’s leading professional organization of independent nonfiction writers. The professional society, which consists of over 1,200 members, offers extensive benefits and services focusing on professional development, including regular confidential market information, meetings with editors and others in the field, an exclusive referral service, seminars and workshops, and the opportunity for members to explore professional issues and concerns with their peers.
Kellen Company will provide counsel and management to AJSA leadership and staff on strategy, operations, administration, finances, communications, website, education, conferences and events as well as board and committee support.
“In addition to our expertise in association management, Kellen has significant experience with trade associations and professional societies in the areas of media and publishing,” said Peter Rush, chief executive officer of Kellen Company. “We look forward to contributing toward the continued growth and success of ASJA.”
Founded in 1948, the American Society of Journalists and Authors is the nation’s professional organization of independent nonfiction writers. The group’s membership consists of more than 1,200 outstanding freelance writers of magazine articles, trade books, and many other forms of nonfiction writing, each of whom has met ASJA’s exacting standards of professional achievement.
About Kellen Company
Kellen Company is a global leader in association services, conference planning, communications, regulatory and public affairs, serving more than 100 trade associations, professional societies and charitable organizations representing over 10,000 companies and 100,000 professionals worldwide. Kellen Company maintains seven offices worldwide, located in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, New York, Washington D.C., Brussels and Beijing. Kellen is an employee-owned company. For more information, visit www.kellencompany.com.